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March 18 12:00 AM ET

The BBook of Geek Movies Quiz

By Brian Briggs

This is the fourth of eight quizzes taken from the 8 pillars of geekdom (software, TV, literature, gaming, movies, science, hardware, Internet) found in The BBook of Geek. In the BBook, there are six facts listed for each of the 128 topics. Of those facts, only two are real. For the quiz, I've made it easier. You only have to tell if one fact is true or false. Answer carefully, your geekiness is at stake.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back - One of the asteroids that flies by the Millennium Falcon is a potato.
        True
        False

  2. Blade Runner - In 2001 director Ridley Scott revealed that he himself is a replicant.
        True
        False

  3. Metropolis - One of Hitler's favorite movies.
        True
        False

  4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - The popularity of the movie led to a baby naming craze in which Gort became the number one name for boys in 1952.
        True
        False

  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Director Stanley Kubrick wanted to insurance to protect himself in the event that aliens were discoverd before the film was released.
        True
        False

  6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - No rabbits were hurt in the filming of the movie, but several horses were killed so they had to use coconut shells..
        True
        False

  7. TRON - A majority of the graphics for the film were creating using a Commodore 64.
        True
        False

  8. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan - All of Khan's men were Chippendale dancers in real life.
        True
        False

  9. The Terminator - Mel Gibson turned down the role of the Terminator.
        True
        False

  10. WarGames - Because of the movie, Matthew Broderick was unable to use a computer for five years by court order.
        True
        False

  11. Brazil - Director Terry Gilliams wanted to call the movie 1984 1/2
        True
        False

  12. Akira - A little translation of 'akira' means movie that doesn't make sense.
        True
        False

  13. The Matrix - Nicolas Cage almost became Neo.
        True
        False

  14. Pixar - Steve Jobs has made a cameo appearance in every DVD release of the Pixar films.
        True
        False

  15. Ghost in the Shell - Many Japanses were angry after seeing the film as they expected to see Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg.
        True
        False

  16. Office Space - Peter lives in Morningwood Apartments.
        True
        False

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